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Friday, 17 August 2018

Where even Walmart won't go: how Dollar General took over rural America

quote [ As the chain opens stores at the rate of three a day across the US, often in the heart of ?food deserts?, some see Dollar General as an admission that a town is failing ]

[SFW] [business] [+6]
[by arrowhen@8:01pmGMT] [10 comments]

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20%

quote [ Shortly after Mr Trump's tweet, Mr Erdogan spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A statement from the Kremlin said the two leaders had discussed economic and trade ties. ]

The trade war widens. Not at all sure about how I feel about this.

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by bbqkink@3:20amGMT] [34 comments]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Game Companies Can Serve Communities or Customers, But Rarely Both

quote [ The behavior was written off and ignored as much as possible. The reason? Well SuperCreep spent lots of money on the game. An obscene amount. When SuperCreep stepped out of line and got too creepy, he was quickly muted. ]

Another sad one ? you knew Vice had a gaming outlet?
Anyhow, though being against banning in general, this seems a rather common example of how muting may encourage harassment among game communities. Interesting views from a moderator's perspective, too.
[SFW] [business] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:09pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 6 August 2018

Pens for Pennies

quote [ How cheap ballpoint pens, which are easy to lose and easy to make, changed the world due to their sheer disposability. They?re really freaking cheap. ]

Ballpoint pens have forced me to close my pencil business down
[SFW] [business] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:15amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 5 August 2018

NRA Says It Faces A Financial Crisis In Lawsuit Against New York State Officials

quote [ The National Rifle Association says insurance companies are backing away from the organization, threatening its ability to operate. ]

But the thoughts and prayers
[SFW] [business] [+8 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [17 comments]

Friday, 3 August 2018

“We Rise Together, Homie”

quote [ An interview with Antoine Dangerfield, whose video of an Indianapolis wildcat strike went viral this week ? and led to his firing. He doesn't regret it, though. ]

It was a great video. Beautiful to see. :D

Disney, unions agree on contract to raise hourly wages to $15 - this is just over in california, they're still fighting elsewhere.

A statement from the Onion Union

[SFW] [business] [+8 Good]
[by steele@5:40pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Facebook Deletes Fake Accounts That Mimic Russian Tactics Ahead of Election

quote [ Facebook said it deleted a new group of politically oriented accounts that were engaged in coordinated misinformation efforts ahead of the U.S. midterm elections that resemble Russian activities on the platform during the 2016 presidential campaign. ]

Annnnnd....they're off. Remember - vote early, and vote often.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@6:43pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 16 July 2018

Amazon?s website went down just as Prime Day 2018 kicked off

quote [ According to the Down Detector, problems started right around 1500 Eastern Time, right when Amazon?s Prime Day deals were meant to start. In all likelihood, the problem is simply traffic: Amazon?s Prime Day was huge in terms of sales last year, and the event was anticipated to draw an even bigger virtual crowd this year. That kind of traffic can create huge demands on servers and network infrastructure, resulting in exactly the kind of slowdowns and failures we?re seeing now. ]

So - they got that going for them, which is nice.
[SFW] [business] [+4 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@9:19pmGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Still Grasping At Straws

quote [ Businesses and cities are ditching the plastic straw, the ultimate commodity object. But the shift is controversial, and alternatives don?t come cheap. ]

The shortest straw has been pulled for you
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:13amGMT] [12 comments]

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Black farmers say they were deliberately sold defective soybean seeds because of their race

quote [ The Southern farmers accuse an Iowa seed company of creating an elaborate scheme to place them at a disadvantage. ]

Apparently, farming while black is now a thing
[SFW] [business] [+5]
[by satanspenis666@3:47pmGMT] [10 comments]

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